Word of the Day: Fussbudget

Word of the Day: Fussbudget

In this series, I will take the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com and craft a short piece of creative writing around it.  My goal is to embrace the meaning of the word in some unique way, all the while trying out different styles, rhythms and characterizations.  It is as much an exercise in creativity as it is an exploration of grammar. Enjoy!

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By Alex Seise

“HER?! Oh, gawd, not her. Puh-leeze. My hawrt can’t take it.”

“She’s FAM-BIL-EE. I don’t care that she’s a botchagaloop and a fussbudget, we ain’t gonna cut her out. Capiche?”

The woman on the other end of the corded red plastic telephone sighed loudly. When she didn’t get a response, she sighed again, this time with more dramatic flair.

“Fine, fine! But let it be known reeeal good, Sophia-Maria, if she finds one, gawd help her, even just ONE fauwlt with my cannolis this year, I can’t promise anything. I won’t hold it in, ya hear?!”

“Fine, fine. Ya won’t have to hold it in. I’ll drag her outta the room, okay?”

“Good, good.”


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